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What’s this?

Myself and my friend Marlena noticed these pictures on the way to Portobello Market the other day. They are on the wall of The Parkside Clinic, W11. It strikes me as really weird because the clinic has always specialised in dealing with children’s counselling and these do not look like kid’s pictures – even if the clinic has generalised over the years, are they really going to put patient’s therapy pics on the walls?

The text says “please send more yellow birds for the day interior ______” and on the bottom by the root is RIP something, but again we couldn’t make it out :C

A mystery! I counted nine pictures last week, and no more have arrived(or been taken down) in the two visits I’ve paid since. If you have any clues or ideas, please let us know – and we will keep our eyes on it…

*makes The Outer Limits music*

Let them eat Cake!!

I can’t remember if I’ve ever told you about the Hummingbird Bakery before…. So forgive me if this is a repeat, but the place is worth mentioning a hundred times – and I’ve never been exposed to quite so much before!

A good friend of mine has recently got engaged to her Boyfriend of TEN years, and only the best could do for the engagement party cake. That’s a THREE tier red velvet, and the mini cakes are also red velvets… Mmmmmm
Sorry for the rubbish photo – my phone camera has no flash, but if you squeeze your eyes a little you can make out the baby versions of my favourite EVER cupcake.

When I was broke and going to KCC another really good friend on my course that I haven’t seen for ages :S, and I used to walk ourselves all the way up Portobello Road whenever the day had been significantly mean to us to get a cupcake. They are not cheap cupcakes at £1.85 but they definately fit the bill for a super treat – and personally as I tell the world I would pay double for the taste of those little bites of heaven <3

We'd get them put into a little box, and once back in the Studio we'd totally demolish them. Eery now and again we'd get a new flavour or a different cake, but it was ALWAYS the red velvet that is the best.

That was back in 2004, and since then the shop has become massive, they have opened a second shop in South Ken, and more recently another in Soho (I haven't quite made to either yet, but the above cakes were got there by Chele (they are just as good – something that bothered me) and I’ve heard tourists in the original Portobello shop say that they had been told by friends to ensure they visited the Bakery before they had left home!

I think its an amazing story! Has any of your favourite places ever gone big?

Free Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream

Via Leap Anywhere‘s twitter page

Tomorrow morning in Leicester Square -
“Get in the mood for summer extra early with a Ben and Jerrys ice cream on Fair Cone Day, when Leicester Square plays host to none other than the company’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.”

Free Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream in London – Fair Cone Day in London, Ben and Jerrys Fair Cone Day in London.

Keep Warm


this weekend at the Small World Solar Stage and Festival Winter Warmer II. Small Worlds is a twice yearly festival group promoting sustainable living and creating nurturing communities in music.

“This is our big winter gathering of the year, it’s the event everyone makes it to.
A real chance to meet up with the summer friends we loose touch with over the winter.
A chance to smile, and mean it.
A chance to make plans and find you’ve just inspired others in theirs

But mostly a chance to celebrate in the way we love.”

£10

10pm to 10am Saturday 20th February 2010
Facebook Event
Bussey’s
133 Rye Lane
Peckham Rye
London SE15 4ST

Peckham Rye BR Station (Victoria & London Bridge) Buses and Night Buses

Buses

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Shoppers delight tonight !

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Time: 19:45 – 22:00
Location: Opposite the Band Stand/ Public loos on Serpentine Rod
Hyde Park!

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THE Labour Party

I have been dismally disappointed by the Labour Part ever since I can remember. It started when they stole my parents from me for most of my Childhood on the promise of a bright and better Country.

Then John Smith Died.

Then came the Joker…

And it got worse and worse and worse… until finally about 5 years ago I realised that they are a bunch of Tories wearing red ties. But anyway, enough about me, I just like to complain and do nothing.

Check these guys out THE Labour party.

June 5th 2009
Time 10:00 pm – 7:00 am
Title The Death and Astonishing Resurrection of THE Labour Party

Location London & Brighton pub, 139 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2ND

Speaker Mister Mayhem

Phone Contact 07 769 695 359

Topic / Issue Race & Class

Sponsor The Government of the Dead

Map and Directions

Facebook Event

Waking Walbrook

Free event. Booking required.

“If there were water…
If there were only water amongst the rock…
If there were the sound of water only
TS Eliot, The Wasteland
The Walbrook River was one of the largest and most important rivers in London. A Roman river, the Walbrook takes us back to ancient London, when south of the river was a group of islands, and much of what we now understand as this city was more marsh than land.
The Walbrook has been lost for over 5 centuries. With the help of a dowser, artist Amy Sharrocks has re-mapped this river, and is attempting to reclaim this great body of water with a huge public walk along its course.”

Amy Sharrocks has re-mapped the ancient buried Walbrook River from its source in Islington its mouth at the River Thames. Participents are asked to wear blue and be llosely tied at the waist, the idea being that this will be a process of re remembering the boy of water using a body of blue people!!!

A lovely Idea, I really hope they get a good turn out…

Details:
Artsadmin | Toynbee Studios | 28 Commercial Street | London | E1 6AB
Box office 020 7650 2350 | Online booking
Tel 020 7247 5102 | Fax 020 7247 5103 | Textphone 020 7247 5182 | admin@artsadmin.co.uk

Anarchy Conference 2009

home-img3I like Anarchy. Its good. Its doing something at least for what you believe in and from what I have experienced there can be a whole lot of fun involved if you’re not taking it all incredibly seriously…

So with that I bring to you the Anarchist Movement Conference 2009. Take a look at the call to the Movement

“The anarchist ideals of mutual aid, solidarity and the desire to live as equals have been echoed throughout our history, in every country, by women and men, regardless of race or ethnicity. We have a proud history, this conference is both about recognizing where we have come from and organizing where we want to go. Be a part of it!”

Register

6th-7th June 2009
Queen Mary and Westfield College
London
E1 4NS
http://www.conference09.org.uk

London is now street viewed! Cue tabloid panic!

You may have noticed the weird little Google street view camera cars trundling the streets of Londinium over the last year. At long last the pics have been processed (Boots the Chemist, I expect) and put online.

Yay! Of course this is extremely cool. A modern wonder: fabulous, fascinating, useful, funny etc etc.

And how does the crap press react?

Evening Standard:

You’ve been framed by Google’s Street View

GOOGLE today removed dozens of pictures from its new Street View service because of privacy concerns…

Daily Mail:

Google forced to black out thousands of Street View photos after privacy protests.

…followed by, from the “not hypocritical at all” Mail?:

Have you spotted any quirky pictures on Street View? Email us a link to the image at stories@mailonline.co.uk

THOUSANDS of privacy protests in a day? Really? I doubt it. I smell journalistic licence (commonly knows as “making up numbers out of thin air”)

The London Paper:

Google privacy protest

Google forced to black out new service after London sex shop pics outrage

What a load of crap. There’s nothing in these pictures that you couldn’t get by going outside and walking around with your eyes open. As if we have anything to worry about, with about 15 CCTV cameras for every citizen.

Anyway – have a look around on Street View – it rocks!

In the meantime, here’s screengrabs of 2 of my favourite local shopfronts.

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^^ I like this one  because of the lovely old advertising paintings on the walls.

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^^ And this one, because it’s so cheeky and naff.

Its time for Conga Conga !!!

………From the bringers of the Undie 500, International Optimism Day , and Happy Wednesdays

Group aim to set new “Conga Line World Record” in support of Red Nose Day
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http://www.justgiving.com/congaworldrecord
Optimists to raise money by dancing through central London

On Red Nose Day, Friday 13th March, a group of Optimists Society members will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for a Conga Line, by distance travelled. They’ll be doing it to raise money for Comic Relief, get some exercise, have fun and cheer up Londoners along the 17km route.

\Its not to late to take part mail James @ – james@eternaloptimist.net
The attempt has already been “accepted as a New Record Category” by Guinness World Records, who await details of a “Suitable Claim”. Society members will use Guinness standard rules for endurance dance routines. Bringing together a lead “Conga” and 10 team members to follow. Of course the public will also be welcome to join at the back wherever they like along the route.
The route takes in many of Londons top tourist sites. It will start in London Bridge, take in the sights of the Southbank, head past Comic Relief’s offices on Embankment then head up through Westminster into the Royal Parks, through St James Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens turning down Notting Hill to Shepherds Bush, through the new Westfield Shopping Centre and ending at BBC Television Centre in the early evening. The proposed distance will be 17km. It will take an estimated 5 hours to complete. Though we might continue to conga into the night if people sponsor us to…

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The Optimists Society, is a social-action group promoting positivity and helping people make a difference to themselves and others through simple actions.

Please visit our fundraising page… http://www.justgiving.com/congaworldrecord

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